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TaxAssist Accountants is an accountancy and tax franchise concentrating on providing its services to small businesses. The network has over 150 franchisees with 45 shop front offices, and the company now estimates that, on average, one in three new franchisees plan to start straight away from a shop front style office.

'As the numbers of shop fronts grow, so too does the brand,' says the company, 'and the Support Centre in Norwich sees evidence of this in the increasing number of telephone calls that now mention seeing a shop front. TaxAssist Accountants has developed this client-friendly shop front concept as a reflection of the professional yet accessible approach to allowing the small business owner easy access to competitively priced accountancy services, which is benefiting clients across the UK.'

Alasdair MacLean says: 'My business partner Wayne and myself have ambitious growth plans for the future. We're really pleased with the performance of our first shop front, which is why we have opened a second and in three years time we hope to have opened a further three shop fronts. We have seen the way clients are attracted to our shop in Dalkeith, which has given us the confidence to open more. There is a particular formula for finding the correct location but if you can meet that criteria then we have found this to be a winning formula.'


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